New Living Translation
Accept the way God does things, for who can straighten what he has made crooked?
King James Bible
Consider the work of God: for who can make that straight, which he hath made crooked?
Darby Bible Translation
Consider the work of God; for who can make straight what he hath made crooked?
World English Bible
Consider the work of God, for who can make that straight, which he has made crooked?
Young's Literal Translation
See the work of God, For who is able to make straight that which He made crooked?
Ecclesiastes 7:13 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
7:13 Consider - His wise, and just, and powerful government of all events, which is proposed as the last and best remedy against all murmurings. For who - No man can correct or alter any of God's works; and therefore all frettings at the injuries of men, or calamities of times, are not only sinful, but also vain and fruitless. This implies that there is an hand of God in all mens actions, either effecting them, if they be good, or permitting them, if they be bad, and ordering and over - ruling them, whether they he good or bad.
LibraryOf the First Covenant Made with Man
Gen. ii. 17.--"But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shall not eat of it, for in the day that thou eatest thereof, thou shalt surely die."--Gen. i. 26.--"And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth." The state wherein man was created at first, you heard was exceeding good,--all …
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning
Covenanting Adapted to the Moral Constitution of Man.
Letter xxviii (Circa A. D. 1130) to the Abbots Assembled at Soissons
What is wrong cannot be made right. What is missing cannot be recovered.
Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God's work from beginning to end.
I realized that no one can discover everything God is doing under the sun. Not even the wisest people discover everything, no matter what they claim.
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